Reading face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 9 and win only 2 of the 17 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in August 2006, the Latics carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Reading||2 - 1||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 30 Jan||Reading||3 - 2||Wigan Ath.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 26 Aug||Wigan Ath.||1 - 0||Reading||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 08 May||Wigan Ath.||3 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Wigan Ath.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Wigan Ath.||0 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Reading||1 - 0||Wigan Ath.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Wigan Athletic are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Latics score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 1.
In complete contrast to Wigan Ath., Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Royals have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Wigan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 36 points from their 35 games played so far, Reading are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 32 points from 35 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Latics, as the Royals have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Wigan Ath.||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.